WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (March 4, 2022)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here and you can find our preview over here! Tonight's episode came to us from the FTX Arena in Miami, FL.


WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for March 4, 2022

Matches Tonight: Five* (approx. 24 minutes)
  • Intercontinental Championship Match: Sami Zayn(c) vs Ricochet. Thanks to a distraction by Johnny Knoxville, we've got a NEW Intercontinental Champion--Ricochet! Expect a build-up to a Zayn/Knoxville WrestleMania match. 8:08-8:18pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Naomi w/ Sasha Banks vs Carmella w/ Queen Zelina. Short match that saw Naomi pick up an easy win. 8:38-8:40pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Drew McIntyre vs Jinder Mahal w/ Shanky. Incredibly short match--Drew's entrance was longer--that saw Mahal fall to McIntyre in short fashion. 8:49-8:50pm EST.
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos(c) vs the Viking Raiders. Pretty solid match that saw the Usos pick up the win with their new double-team finisher, the 1D. 9:18-9:26pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Big E w/ Kofi Kingston vs Sheamus w/ Ridge Holland. The match never occurred as Sheamus & Holland stole the New Day's ATV and left prior to match--after beating Kofi with a steel chair and attacking Big E when distracted. Afterwards, they destroyed the ATV (which was a birthday gift to Big E, from Kofi, recently). 9:35-9:36pm EST.
  • SmackDown Debut Singles Main Event Match: Ronda Rousey(d) vs Sonya Deville. This was Rousey's first match on SmackDown. Ronda won the very short match with an arm bar, then in a post-match confrontation with Charlotte Flair, managed to make Flair tap with an Ankle Lock submission. 9:53-9:56pm EST.

* Not counting the Big E/Sheamus non-match.

Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Hall of Fame Announcement: As reported earlier today, Vince McMahon will induct the Undertaker into the Hall of Fame in April.
  • Toyota Commercial: Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs had an extended Toyota segment/in-show commercial for the Tundra. In it, they head to camp and take a six foot-long sub sandwich with them as Rick talks about "living off the land." Interesting.
  • The Bloodline Speaks: Roman addressed tomorrow's big MSG show in which he and Brock defend titles. He then cut a promo on Brock, stating Brock would hand-deliver to Roman the WWE title and it's not a prediction--it's a spoiler. 9:07-9:12pm EST.
  • WrestleMania Matches Set: Austin Theory (most likely w/ VKM) vs Pat McAfee. Sami Zayn vs Johnny Knoxville. Carmella & Queen Zelina defend their Women's Tag Championship against Sasha Banks & Naomi.
  • Potential WM Matches: The Usos ambushed Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs--I believe this may lead to a WM match-up. (Adding in RK-Bro, that's two very popular fan tag teams who could get big pops. Just my two cents.)

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